WINDOWS RT

June 6th, 2013

Where is Windows RT at Computex?

Much like the Computexes of the past two years, tablets have been in the spotlight at Computex 2013. The event’s keynotes, from the likes of ASUS, AMD, and Intel have all been focused on outlining the respective company’s plans to conquer the mobile space. As such, virtually every company that has the mandate and capability [...]

January 11th, 2013

Samsung Expresses Doubts About Windows RT

Microsoft’s efforts to put its Windows ecosystem on ARM has hit another roadblock with a major OEM claiming it was planning on skipping the U.S market in its launch of Windows RT devices. According to CNET, Samsung won’t be launching its Qualcomm-powered Windows RT Ativ Tab in the United States and does currently not have [...]

November 29th, 2012

Was Windows RT the Downfall of Microsoft’s Sinofsky?

Weeks after Steven Sinofsky unexpectedly departed Microsoft, sources close to the component upstream supply chain in Asia say Microsoft has dramatically reduced orders for the Surface based on weaker than expected demand. Digitimes reports that Microsoft has ordered its original device manufacturers (ODMs) in Asia responsible for the Surface to dramatically scale down production of [...]

October 26th, 2012

Microsoft Launches Windows 8

Microsoft launched its eighth edition of Windows today, with splashy kick off parties around the world. Windows 8 is a significant step for Microsoft as it marks a concerted effort by the company to bring the Windows experience to the burgeoning tablet and smartphone market. “What you have seen and heard should leave no doubt [...]

August 14th, 2012

Qualcomm to Power Samsung and Dell Windows RT Devices

As the launch of Windows 8 draws closer with every passing day, more detailed specifications on offerings by OEMs are being released or leaked out. While most OEMs are still mum to most press inquiries, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Qualcomm chips will power offerings from both Dell and Samsung. Dell’s offering will [...]

July 25th, 2012

Report Claims Microsoft Limiting Release of Windows RT to OEMs

Microsoft is tightly limiting the release of Windows RT to OEMs during the initial launch period and then will lift the restrictions in January, according to an unconfirmed report by the China Economic Times. The Times says that Microsoft has enforced partnerships between ARM chipset vendors and OEMs: NVIDIA is teaming with Lenovo and Asus, [...]

June 4th, 2012

ASUS Shows Off First Windows RT Device

ASUS unveiled the first tablet running Windows RT (Windows on ARM) at their pre-Computex news conference on Monday afternoon. ASUS’ new tablet – called the ASUS Tablet 600 – is powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip and comes equipped with a 10-inch display. According to press materials that are currently available, the tablet will [...]

May 10th, 2012

Is Microsoft Locking Out Other Browsers From Windows RT?

Microsoft may be locking out other browsers from Windows RT (Windows on ARM) by withholding crucial APIs from developers, according to accusations from the Mozilla Foundation. According to reports and reliable rumor sources, Windows RT will offer a touchscreen centric tiled ‘Metro’ UI that only runs apps purchased from Microsoft’s iTunes style app store, in [...]